College Chess is growing strong

Some of the top chess schools with big budgets are UTD, SLU, MIZZOU, etc.

This list only includes GMs, IMs, WGMs, and players over 2500 FIDE (** = new students)

(Sorted by USCF October 1 ratings)

WEBSTER

GM Illia Nyzhnyk 15477488 2764
GM Alex Lenderman 12787646 2737 **
GM Lazaro Bruzon 15199286 2733
GM Benjamin Gledura 16429168 2706 **
GM Yuniesky Quesada 15197865 2696
GM Aram Hakobyan 16863605 2661 **
GM Peter Prohaszka 13445322 2653
GM John Burke 16863605 14069596 2653 **
GM Emilio Cordova 13208885 2610
IM Brian Escalante 16836558 2496

SLU

GM Dariusz Swiercz 16113717 2735
GM Alexander Ipatov 15250768 2701
GM Benjamin Bok 16730901 2693
GM Francesco Rambaldi 13962544 2620
IM Nikolas Theodorou 16770955 2617
IM Stavroula Tsolakidou (F) 16625422 2618 **
GM Akshat Chandra 14864036 2594
GM Cemil Can Ali Marandi 16180447 2590
IM Robby Kevlishvili 16863611 2552 **

UTRGV

GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan 15705467 2709
GM Andrey Stukopin 15492511 2656
GM Kamil Dragun 16429174 2654
GM Vladimir Belous 16004571 2613
GM Carlos Hevia 15825480 2577
IM Irakli Beradze 16779590 2567 **
GM Ulvi Bajarani 17112757 2501 **
IM Felix Ynojosa 15574198 2484
FM Yannick Kambrath 16122397 2440

UTD

IM Titas Stremavicius 15874756 2563
GM Razvan Preotu 14689658 2558
GM David Berczes 13714735 2558
IM Omer Reshef 14455424 2551
IM Kacper Drozdowski 15489455 2549
GM Gil Popilski 15756217 2542
IM Eylon Nakar 15842806 2528
GM Angel Arribas Lopez 15874741 2519
IM Zurabi Javakhadze 15574183 2518
IM Craig Hilby 13744720 2508
IM Eyal Grinberg 16795082 2500 **
IM Cameron Wheeler 13473477 2470
IM Emil Stefanov 16748088 2439

TTU

GM Jack Shtembuliak 16487904 2675
GM Andrii Baryshpolets 15835952 2641
GM Pavel Vorontsov 16135278 2639
FM Aleksey Sorokin 17003082 2638
GM Sergey Matsenko 14681082 2621

MIZZOU

GM Grigoriy Oparin 17084025 2767 **
GM Dmitry Gordievsky **
GM Christopher Repka **
WGM Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova (F) **

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